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Revisited Myth # 34: Colonial women were put in the pillory for the crime of showing their ankles.

While there have been many instances throughout history when women didn’t bare their ankles, the colonial era was not one of them. “Skirt length,” says Linda Baumgarten, curator of textiles at Colonial Williamsburg, “was a matter of both fashion and occasion. 88 more words